In our industry, we may market milk, but I still believe that our best “off the farm” product is our kids.
Successful top managers have successful businesses. Failing top managers have failing businesses. Family farms are no different.
Pasture growth has been tremendous so far this year, but late summer heat and dry spells can change conditions quickly.
Ultimately, supply and demand of cropland for rent will determine the cash rental rate for each parcel. The expected return from producing crops on a farm parcel is the overriding factor in determining the demand for a farm and is the primary driver in establishing an equitable rental rate. Local supply and demand of cropland […]
Most of my friends and coworkers clearly understand that I possess more of a creative mind than an intellectual one. I function on energy and ideas. Some of you may be shaking your heads in agreement, as you have witnessed me trying to decipher technology and something mechanical. However, these lack luster moments do not […]
Water quality regulations impact agriculture (dairy in particular), so it’s a good idea to stay up-to-date with what’s coming down the pike.
Now that the school year has ended, you may have youth come to you looking for a summer job on your farm. They may be looking for employment on farms to do a variety of tasks, ranging from baling hay to milking cows or operating machinery. Are all youth allowed to operate machinery, handle livestock, […]
It doesn’t matter the size of your farm, the number of employees you have, or the number of family (paid or unpaid) members working in the business. Everyone has something that motivates them.
Farmland values continue to increase by large amounts each year and have reached record levels in most states in the Midwest, measured by both non-inflation adjusted (nominal) and inflation adjusted (real) values.
The 22nd annual Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference was held April 23-24 in Ft. Wayne, Ind. at the Grand Wayne Convention Center. This conference each year is hosted by Michigan State, Ohio State, and Purdue universities. Attendance for the conference was up this year compared to last year. The new workshop held on Monday evening pertaining […]